Self-similar dynamics of a relativistically hot gas

  title={Self-similar dynamics of a relativistically hot gas},
  author={Yu-qing Lou and Yixian Cao},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  • Y. Lou, Yixian Cao
  • Published 12 November 2007
  • Physics
  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
In the presence of self-gravity, we investigate the self-similar dynamics of a relativistically hot gas with or without shocks in astrophysical processes of stellar core collapse, formation of compact objects, and supernova remnants with central voids. The model system is taken to be spherically symmetric and the conservation of specific entropy along streamlines is adopted for a relativistic hot gas whose energy-momentum relation is expressed approximately by e = cP with e and P being the… 
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